Local BMX racers soar at Catamount


BENNINGTON — At this weekend's events at Catamount BMX in Willow Park, a handful of local riders placed in the top 4.

Ryder Richardson was second in the 5-and-under race, Brodi Lewis won and Ashlyn Harmon took third in the 7-year-old Novice race, Jacob Mitchell was second in the 8 Novice, Riley Richardson was fourth in the 9 Novice and Andrew Jones was third in the 12 Novice.

In the intermediate races, Owen Hart was fourth in the 7-year-old division, while Nicholas Spurr won the 15-year-old division. Dustin Harrington won the 17-18 intermediate race. In the expert division, Chase Burgess was first in the 10-year-old race.

Hall, Mazzola grab four wins for Marauders

KILLINGTON >> On Tuesday, the Bennington Marauders competed in a tri-meet with Killington and Manchester swim teams.

Having a stand out day in the pool for the Marauders was Phebe Hall who placed first in four events, winning both the 50 yard butterfly and backstroke, followed by winning both the 100 yard backstroke and freestyle races.

Also winning four races on the day for the Marauders was Anthony Mazzola who place first in 100 yard backstroke, freestyle and intermediate medley, while also winning the 50 yard butterfly race.

Other swimmers that grab top finishes on the today for Bennington was Grace Burhans in the 50 and 100 yard backstroke, and Lexie Pedersen with wins in the 25 and 50 yard freestyle races.

Zach LaForest placed second all four of his events he swam, while his brother Ethan placed second in both the 50 yard freestyle and backstroke.

Isabel Mazzola placed second in the 50 yard freestyle and placed third in both the 50 yard backstroke and the 100 yard freestyle.

Shay Callanan placed second in both the 100 intermediate medley and the 25 yard butterfly, while also placing third in the 50 yard freestyle.

Morgan Flynn placed third in the 100 yard breaststroke, and the 50 yard butterfly and breaststroke.

Jessica Letourneau and Logan Parizo posted their best times ever with the Marauders at the meet as well.

The Marauders next meet with be their last home meet of the summer season when they host Manchester on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Soccer officials training

BENNINGTON >> Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Vermont Soccer Officials Association and becoming eligible to officiate varsity and sub-varsity soccer games is encouraged to attend one of two trainings in Southern Vermont.

The first training is at Black River High School Cafeteria on Thursday, July 21 at 6 p.m. with a follow up scrimmage instruction on July 28 at Dothan Brook School in Hartford at 5:30 p.m.

The second training is being held at Whitcomb High School in Bethel on August 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The training includes learning the rules of the game, a test, and a field practice. The cost of the program is $75 which includes the cost of the membership in the VSOA for this year. More information can be found at www.vermontsoa.com or contact Gary Blodgett at gblodg@comcast.net or call (802) 558-3147.

Werner holding annual soccer camps

ARLINGTON >> Retired Arlington and Castleton soccer coach John Werner will again be running soccer camps locally. Werner and his experienced staff are committed to providing a quality camp experience, with the emphasis on learning and fun, at a reasonable cost.

The three camps are as follows:

The Battenkill Soccer Camp for those entering grades 1 through 8 will be held the week of July 18 from 9 a.m. until noon at Greenwich Central School in Greenwich, N.Y. This camp emphasizes the technical development of each player as well as small group tactics.

The co-director is Coach Tim Kelleher, Greenwich varsity boys coach.

The Arlington Soccer Camp for those entering grades 1 through 8 will be held the week of Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. until noon at Arlington High School.

This camp also emphasizes the technical development of each player as well as small group tactics.

The Arlington Senior Soccer Camp for those entering grades 9 through 12 will be held the week of Aug. 1 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Arlington High School.

This camp includes position specific training.

For more details or sign-up information, go to johnwernersoccer.com.

SVC cross-country camp

BENNINGTON >> Southern Vermont College head cross country and track and field coach Kathleen Newton has announced that she will be holding her first summer clinic on Tuesday, August 9 at the SVC campus.

The event will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and is intended for children entering grades 7-12. The cost is $50 per participant with all proceeds to benefit the SVC cross country programs. In the event of rain, the clinic will be held Wednesday, August 10. The camp will begin at the Mountaineer Athletic Center.

Members of the Southern Vermont cross country teams will be on hand to guide the partakers through the day and around the College campus. Activities will include showing how to properly warm up, the teaching of correct running technique, strength exercises, injury prevention and treatment, and a stretching session. The Mountaineers will also lead the participants on trail runs around the SVC campus.

To sign up or for more information, please contact Coach Newton at knewton@svc.edu.


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